Thursday, October 8, 2009

Apparently, I've Become A Jewish Mother

Should I be offended my little girl flew the coop and soared? Her wings opened up and took flight less than two weeks ago, and still no tear-filled calls asking to come home. Just like when I took her to kindergarten- I cried. She didn't.
The child who once needed help with every single solitary thing, has become an adult who needs no help at all.

The metamorphosis I have watched in her recently astounds me. The change isn't only hers.

Apparently, I have become Jewish.

Well, not really. But, when I complained about my independent grown child to my friend Ken this morning while ordering my soy-chai-extra hot, he roared with laughter from behind the counter. "You sound just like a Jewish mother!"

Ken is from New Jersey. He should know.

"What's wrong with a grown daughter calling her mother once in awhile? She doesn't even have to leave a long message. I'd be fine if she just left the sound of breathing on my answering machine. At least then I'd know she was alive! I worked hand in hand with God to give this child life Ken. Do you have any idea how many stretch marks bear her name? And this is the thanks I get?!"

Hmmmm, maybe I need to popover and pay her a little surprise visit.

That isn't something a Jewish mom would do, is it?


Mari said...

Does she read your blog? This post might do the trick!

Prayer Girl said...

They spread their wings and fly, but they remember where the nest is when their wings get tired or a little frayed.


Karen said...

This was cute...I think all moms can relate....

Runner Mom said...

Oh, bless your heart! She'll call soon!
BTW, I read your post on the yummy smell for fall--I'll have to give it a try for "more than stinky" running shoes that belong to my boys!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Yes, it is! Surprisingly, my kids don't know what a phone is, but they WILL keep in daily touch on FaceBook. New generation! You might try that. (My daughter claims on her FB wall that I embarrass her sometimes in front of her facebook friends, but I think that is just a coverup - she really likes it.)

Madison said...

They go, they come, they go, they come, they come, they stay. Such a transition for a mom.

Denise said...

Hang in there sweetie, she will call.

summur braley said...

You crack me up! And make me sad to think of my babies leaving. Our pastor said one sunday "every day from birth a child becomes less and less yours."
Praying for you through this hard time.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

I AM a Jewish mom from NJ!! But it's my Irish stepmom and my Italian mother-in-law who ladle out the guilt!
But I sure do miss hearing from my son - a freshman at college. My daughter (the junior at college) calls several times a day!
You'll hear from Meghan to be sure. The newness of independent living only lasts as long as new car smell!

Angie said...

Oh yes...I relate to this!

I love YOU and loved our conversation! YOU are an uplifter!!!! AN encourager!!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

When my boys went to college, the didn't call for over a week. It was horrible, but I restrained. After a couple of weeks, college life began to wear on them; they started coming home on the weekends and calling on regular basis.

Be patient. It will happen.



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